Hi! And welcome to my stop on the PaintBrush Studio Blog Hop!!! I’ve designed a 12.5″ block to share with you today:
There’s a few options when you get a finished quilt layout, but first let’s start with how to make it!
You will need:
(2) 2.5″ x at least 15″ strips of one color (light blue)
(2) 2.5″ x at least 15″ strips of another color (navy blue)
(4) 1″ x at least 15″ strips of contrasting color (pink)
(1) 2.5″ x 2.5″ square (white)
Sew a pink strip to each one of the blue strips. This will make it easier to sew the skinny strips.
Cut each strip into a 5″ long piece and a 10″ long piece. You will need two of each size, per color.
Now here is where it gets a little trickier: Partial Seams. Dunh dunh dunh. They aren’t that bad, I promise. These are really, really easy ones.
First, you just line up one of the dark blue pieces with the white center square, and sew most of the way down.
Press the seam open, and sew on the next piece.
And the next piece.
Now with the next piece, you want to make sure you don’t catch the piece that’s hanging down. Pin the next piece in place, and sew.
Now it’s time to finish the partial seam. All you have to do is line up the half sewn piece with the edge of the piece you just sewed. Unfortunately, this is hard to photograph, but it’ll make sense when you get here.
You have now finished the middle of the block! For the rest of the block you just do all the same steps, sewing each piece around the middle. Starting with the first strip, only sew most of the seam.
Pressing the seams open as you go, sew the other three strips onto the middle.
And then sew the last strip on, then finish the partial seam.
Tada! You have a completed block!
Now, there’s a few things you can do with this block…
You can sash multiple blocks with 1″ strips and get something like this.
Or, you can choose a nice big floral, a coordinating solid and get something like this:
I cannot wait to see what you come up with!!!
There are so many other gorgeous block tutorials being posted this week — Today’s offerings are:
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal